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Tarek El Moussa

Tarek El Moussa

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Name: Tarek El Moussa
Relationship: Married to Heather Rae Young
Birthday: August 21, 1981

Tarek El Moussa is the host of HGTV’s Flip or Flop with ex-wife Christina Hall (née Haack). Of Moroccan descent on his father’s side, El Moussa was born and raised in Buena Park, California, and received his real estate license at 21 years of age. He and Christina, who met through the industry and married in 2009, ran the real estate company Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group until their split in 2016 and share two children: daughter Taylor Reese (born 2010) and son Brayden James (born 2015). 

El Moussa filed for divorce from Anstead in 2017 after eight years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They continue to film Flip or Flop, which premiered in 2013. That same year, El Moussa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer — who was a registered nurse — contacted HGTV with his concerns after seeing a lump on the host’s neck.

In 2019, it was announced that El Moussa would be helming a new show, Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa, set to premiere in early 2020. He also hosts the digital series Tarek’s Flip Side, which debuted in August 2019.

El Moussa began dating Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young in July 2019. The couple announced their engagement in July 2020 and married in November 2021. El Moussa and Young announced in July 2022 that they were expecting their first child together, his third. They welcomed son Tristan Jay on January 31, 2023.

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